The Boardman High School Boardman Singers and Chorale were selected to participate in the FIESTA-VAL National Music Competition held April 26 and 27 in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
Performances took place in several locations throughout the United States for the purpose of supporting high performance standards among school music organizations.
In addition to the competition, the group attended an Audition Workshop at Country Tonight where they participated in a mock audition process by the Country Tonight Directors. The choirs were invited to be the opening act for Country Tonight's evening performance at the 1500 seat multi-million dollar theatre.
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Boardman High School Chorale seniors display their awards after their three groups competed in the 'FIESTA-VAL Music Festivals' competition last month in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Pictured front row from left are: Albert Chizmar, Marissa Taylor and Jared Vanasdale. Second row from left are: Lauren Delapa, Brittany Best, Kaitlin McClenton, Emma Schwendeman, Cory Fowler, Kristyn Wolf, Sara Lukehart, Leah Knaus, Missy Walko, Matthew Hetzel, Megan Volosin and Bryanna Flak. Back row from left are: James Payne, Taylor Prebble, Jenna DeLaurentis, Marcus Masello, Alexia Santiago, Cassidy Gaudio, Greg Thomas, Nick Hura and Aaron Mills.
The performers were treated to a day at Dollywood, which culminated with an awards ceremony at the Pines Theater in the park. All three groups finished in first place in their categories with the Treble Choir and Mixed Choir receiving excellent ratings and the Show Choir receiving a superior rating.